The 2017 International Cricket Festival took place in Zuoz on 24th & 25th June.
This year's red or pink ball Twenty20 tournament involved six teams playing in white or colours. Split into two groups at the draw on Friday evening, the winners of each group played out in a final on Sunday, while the runners-up of each group played in a 3rd/4th place match and the losers of each group for the wooden spoon!
View photos of this year's event in the gallery!
The following teams participated in the 2017 International Cricket Festival in Zuoz:
|Club name||Kit colour||Country|
|1.||Lyceum Alpinum (hosts)||White||Switzerland|
|2.||Winterthur Cricket Club||Red||Switzerland|
|3.||Geneva XI Stars Cricket Club||White||Switzerland|
|4.||Milan Cricket Club||White||Italy|
|5.||IIT Delhi Alumni - Cricketing Nomads||White||India|
|6.||Zurich Nomads Cricket Club||Yellow/Blue||Switzerland|
|Zuoz International Cricket Festival (24 & 25 June 2017)|
|Friday 23rd June|
|9pm||Officials & captains meeting & tournament draw at the Rest. Dorta|
|Saturday 24th June|
|Group 1 (pitch 1)||Group 2 (pitch 2)|
LAZ 45ao (16.2 overs) lost to
IIT 46-3 (8.4 overs)
by 7 wkts
WCC 122-7 (20.0 overs) lost to Milan 124-3 (14.3 overs)
by 7 wkts
Nomads 197-7 (20.0 overs) beat LAZ 103-6 (20.0 overs)
by 4 wkts
WCC 134ao (17.5 overs) lost to
GXIStars 135-3 (16.3 overs)
by 5 wkts
Nomads 252-4 (20.0 oves) beat
IIT Delhi 107-8 (20.0 overs)
by 145 runs
Geneva XI 78ao (overs) lost to
Milan 82-3 (11.4 overs)
by 7 wkts
|Sunday 25th June|
Nomads 178-2 (20.0 overs) beat Milan 100ao (15.0 overs)
by 44 runs (onr)
|P1||RH, PdB (RE)|
IIT Delhi Aumni 133-2 (15.0 overs) lost to Geneva XI Stars 111-4 (11.3 overs) by 6 wkts (onr)
|P2||DH, AS (AM)|
Winterthur 149-4 (15.0 overs) beat LAZ 32-2 (7.0 overs)
by 38 runs (onr)
Follow the 2017 Zuoz International Cricket Festival live on cricHQ.
Clubs are encouraged to score their games on a tablet or a mobile phone. The cricHQ app can be downloaded here for Android or for Apple devices.
Asvin Lakkaraju will be available to give a 10 minutes introduction on how to use it during the games on the night of the draw.
The tournament officials, organised by Alex Mackay of Cricket Switzerland & swissFOCUS, were all experienced & qualified umpires drawn from across Europe (Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy and the UK), and were charged to ensure that the weekend is fair and enjoyable for everyone concerned – a real celebration of a game we all love.
Are you a qualified umpire and interested in standing at this tournament? Then do not hesitate to contact Mr. Alexander Mackay who will be able to furnish you with further details.
The services of the following officials from across Europe were secured for the tournament in 2017:
|8.||Peter de Boeck||Belgium||+|
Key: Accommodation: + Private; * Hostel/School
Cricket has been played at the Lyceum for over ninety years and the school pitches, at almost 1800m above sea level, are thought to be the highest in Europe. The air is thinner (only 80% of the oxygen compared to sea level) and the UV is intense - so sun cream, hats, sun glasses and a cricket jumper are all a must!
The Zuoz tournament, hosted by the Lyceum Alpinum, has been running annually for over twenty years and this year will involve six teams from across Europe, including the hosts, the Lyceum Alpinum school team.
This is a friendly event with a festival atmosphere & fair-play is paramount, and although it is expected that everyone takes the tournament seriously, it also expected that everyone competes within the Spirit of Cricket. This tournament is called a “Cricket Festival” for good reason.
The hosts, the Lyceum Alpinum school team, are predominantly made up of keen but inexperienced youngsters aged between 13 and 18. As most of the students originate from Switzerland, Germany, Italy and eastern European countries, very few (if any) have prior cricketing experience. A school team player will on average have been playing cricket for roughly two years.
There are teams from elsewhere in Switzerland and from across Europe, such as Italy & Germany, and in the past further afield from the UAE and India, giving the event a truly international look & feel.